Peer Review Process

Any manuscript submitted to this journal is first checked by an editor for evaluating whether the manuscript is suitable for the journal's aim and scope, the completion of all elements of the manuscript, such as the IMRAD, the clearness of tables and figures, proper referencing, and also possible plagiarism. The author will be notified if flaws are found in this step. Once there are no flaws, the manuscript is further submitted to at least 2 independent peer-reviewers. The reviewing process is double-blind. The double-blind peer review process means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process.  In the case when two independent peer-reviewers have opposing decisions, the third peer-reviewer will be asked to review the manuscript and his/her decision will be final for determining whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Reviewers' comments are sent anonymously to the author for revision. Once a revised manuscript is regarded as eligible for publication, a Letter of Acceptance is issued to the corresponding author. The whole process will take place for approximately 6-10 weeks.